This is the last chapter everybody. I hope you have all enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it.
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Two Years later
"Vanessa Emily Cullen put Harry down!" Bella ran as quickly as she could across the patio at the back of their house to stop Nessa dropping the eight week old puppy. Dressed in her sumptuous pink princess gown, she really did look like a princess, Vanessa looked over her shoulder guiltily and put the tiny Border collie pup down and stood with her thumb in her mouth waiting for her mother to reach her. Bella crouched down in front of Nessa and said "Nessa, do you remember what Daddy and I said about picking Harry up?" Bella cupped the bronze curls that spiralled from her daughters head and looked into the teary eyes identical to her own as Vanessa said sadly "Not to cause hims little and he will get sick but Mamma, Jax did say that if I don't brunged him Harry he don't let me have no cake from my birthday and Mamma I really wants the cake." Bella sighed and said "Nessa, it's not Jax's birthday honey it's yours and even if it was Jackson's birthday I'm the one in charge of who get's cake, not your brother, okay." Nessa nodded and then a suspicious thought entered her mind as to why her two year old son would want the puppy in the first place so Bella said "Why did Jax want Harry?" but what ever Jax wanted the dog for was forgotten as Charlie's voice boomed form the back patio "I've been sent out her to gather all the children, apparently there is some sort of treasure hunt about to begin." Vanessa squealed and raced away from her mother, Bella groaned, shaking her head and to got to her feet when strong hands came from behind her and helped her to her feet. She started at the contact, even two years later, if someone surprises her or touches her if she didn't really know them she froze. She had learnt to breath through the panic and when Jacob had been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his pregnant wife and the attempted murder of Emily, and the 'kidnapping' of Bella and Edward, not to mention putting Bree and Jax in danger; Bella had definitely breathed easier and as time passed and the kids grew and life was happy she had relaxed more. Edward's smell engulfed her and she leant back into his hug and said "I don't know what our son had planned for that dog but he enlisted his sisters' help to do it." Edward's chuckled sounded in her ear and he said "I know what he wanted the dog for and I've already told him that cutting the dogs hair wouldn't be the best thing to do, especially at a birthday because he'd have to spend the day in his room and miss out on all the fun activities we have planned for him." Bella asked "What? Why the hell would he want to do that?" incredulously and Edward shook his head and said "I know! But ever since he went with Leah to the hairdressers he has been wanting to cut everyone's hair, if Nessie wasn't so strongly opinionated she'd be bald." Bella turned and looked at him questioningly and he sighed saying "I busted them having an argument about it the other day. I did tell him he doesn't cut anybody's hair, I guess at two he doesn't understand that means the dog." Bella just shook her head and said "I wish you wouldn't call her Nessie, it makes her sound like a monster! I could kill Emmett for tagging her with that nickname." She had griped about Emmett's nickname for their daughter from the minute he had given her it but it hadn't stopped the nickname from taking hold, especially when she had been teething and had gone through a biting stage.
Together they crossed the yard and walked into the back sunroom of their home; a home they had brought three weeks after Vanessa had been born, a home that was the next street over from Kate and Garrett's and boy did that come in handy when you need some sanity. The noise was amazing but having their family and friends altogether in one place was a fantastic thing and it didn't happen as much especially since Jasper and Alice had moved back to Texas eighteen months before. Bella surveyed the damage being caused by the numerous children and couldn't help the smile that spread across her face; her life was almost perfect and she hoped that Edward was as happy as she was and seeing him wrestle with their children and their nieces and nephews and their friends children made what she had to tell him all the more fun. Emmett's booming voice cut through the noise. Bella couldn't help the giggle that escaped her at the sight of her brother-in-law; he had dressed up for Vanessa's princess themed birthday as a king and was effectively emcee for the party. Vanessa loved her Uncle Emmie and he spoilt her rotten "I King Emmett now declare that it is time for the presents!" Everybody hurried into the dining room where the presents and cake had been stashed away from sticky two year old fingers and older sticky fingers, namely the three Cullen men, and Edward sat with Nessa on his lap, the same way he had for Jax a couple of months before, and helped her open presents while Bella snapped happily away with the camera Edward had brought her the Christmas before.
Nessa adored all of her presents and declared that she was going to sleep with everything because "They's all mines favourites" making everyone laugh indulgently. There was one little package left and Nessa looked inquiringly up at her mother and said "Can me and Jax give it to Daddy now?" and Bella smiled widely and said "Sure scoot over so Jax can sit on Daddy's lap and I'll give him the box and then you can both tell him what we rehearsed, okay." Identical bronze heads nodded but where Nessa always had a smile and was outgoing, like her father, Jax was more reserved and shy, like Bella and it was Jax who whispered "Mamma don't let no one laugh 'kay" before looking worriedly into her face. Bella kissed her sons cheek and said "No-one will laugh honey and Grandma will beat them up if they do." Jax nodded solemnly before climbing onto Edward's lap. Bella smiled again and took some quick snaps before handing the camera to Rose; she cleared her throat and said "I wanted to thank everyone for coming today. I know some of you have travelled for a long time to get here and we are blessed to have family and friends like you all. None of this, my happy family, would be possible without my wonderful husband, my soul mate, Edward. Now the kids and I have something for you." She nodded to the kids and they pressed the package into Edward's waiting hands before kissing either cheek. Edward swallowed visibly before saying "I second those emotions but Honey I don't have a present for you." Bella just smiled and said "Okay kids, together now like we practised; and none of you know how hard it's been to keep this quiet."
Edward stared up at his beautiful wife then down at his gorgeous kids and then to the package in his hands. It was slim and held closed with a strip of yellow ribbon. He couldn't think of any reason that Bella had brought him a gift and he felt like an ass for not getting her one but he silently vowed to make it up to her. As she spoke he felt his eyes well and after she said what she wanted he second it, he loved his family and nothing was better than having them all there. Jax and Nessie sat quietly for a while and it took Bella's silent encouragement for them to start speaking "Mamma says that you is the bestest Daddy in the whole world and we love you lots" they paused in their recitation and waited for him to do something and for once it was Jax who said impatiently "Now, Daddy, open it now!" so he untied the ribbon and started lifting the lid off the box. This must have been some signal because the kids started talking again "This is a us present but Mamma says you need to open it." Edward took the lid off and stared down at the small plastic strip and grainy black and white picture beside it laying on tissue paper within. He felt stunned as he stared down at the ultrasound picture nestled inside the box, lifting his head he looked into Bella's smiling face and it all clicked into place "We're, are we, is this… Bella?" but before she could speak everyone was asking what it was and Nessie shouted "It's a baby. Mamma says it's a real baby, not like my dollies." Then the noise rose like a tidal wave and broke over them in excited chatter and jubilant high-fives. Edward put the kids off his lap and walked over to his grinning wife and without a thought to the people in the room he kissed her. It was a long passionate kiss that had their older nieces laughing and saying "Ewww gross" and Garret and Embry saying "Jeez get a room" and Charlie tapping him on the shoulder and effectively breaking them apart. He drew them both into a hug and there were tears in his eyes as he congratulated them. It was at that point that Vanessa decided that enough was enough and that now Daddy had his present and everyone knew about the surprise it was back to being her birthday and she was the princess "Okay no more kisses, we want cake!" Bella raised an eyebrow at their demanding daughter, who stood with her hands on her hips, before saying "Vanessa Emily Cullen that isn't the way you ask for cake, is it?" Vanessa shook her head defiantly but the room was saved a tantrum by Emmett who swept Nessie into his arms and said "You know what Nessie, I'd like some cake too and Auntie Rose says so does the baby. Maybe if we say 'please Mamma can we have cake' your Mamma might let us cut it." Like anything with Emmett Nessie took it as gospel and her entire demeanour changed "Sorry Mamma. Please we have cake now?" and tried her best to affect the sad puppy dog look Emmett had on his face. Bella sighed, rolled her eyes and said "Okay, let's do cake!" The chorus of whoops and cheers made everyone laugh.
Three hours later when they were standing on the front porch waving goodbye to the last of their guests, Esme and Charlie would normally stay but Esme had an appointment the next day so they were driving home; Bella nestled into her husbands' chest, lazily waving her hand as their parents drove off, and said "Man that was exhausting. Thank god everyone helped clean up before they left. I'm so tired I think I could sleep for a week." Edward kissed her temple and said "Well pregnancy does take it out of you." Bella laughed and said "You're not mad at me for telling you like that are you? I wanted it to be a better surprise than Jax and Nessa's pregnancies were." Her loving husband dropped to his knees in front of her and pressed his lips against her stomach, kissing it through the material of her dress "Bella it couldn't have been a better surprise and for the kids to be the ones to tell me, is just, words can't, I get teary. Men aren't supposed to get teary!" Bella laughed and said "Do you think this one will be as much as a handful as the two inside?" Edward looked up into her face and said "God, we can only hope not. I'm going grey, look!" He separated his thick bronze locks for Bella to see the imaginary greys and Bella just slapped his shoulder gently and said "Oh my god! You're right there are greys!" and the look of horror on his face had her laughing and saying "My husband you are the easiest person to trick." Before bending down and kissing his jaw. Edward growled and pulled her against his hard body and said "I will punish you for that comment my beautiful wife." And Bella felt her panties dampen at the thought of getting her husband behind closed doors and ripping his clothes off but she moved out of his grasp and said "Oh is that right? Well maybe it'll be you being punished. I still have those handcuffs Emily leant me." Before heading back in the front door.
Edward followed his wife thinking of all the wicked things he could do to her once the kids were asleep. He briefly looking over his shoulder as twilight descended on peaceful suburbia; he was thankful for the life he was living and he knew now that no matter what they had to go through to get to this point that he was definitely worthy of Bella.
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